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21. What could increase my risk of having problems with my C-section scar?

(Web Page; Mon May 23 09:51:00 CDT 2016)

If you decide to plan for a VBAC, it’s a good idea to choose a hospital capable of handling an urgent C-section at any time (it must have someone who can perform the surgery, an anesthesiologist and a pediatrician immediately avail...

Description: What could increase my risk of having problems with my C-section scar?

22. What problems are more common with vaginal birth as compared to C-section (but have not been sorted out for women giving birth after previous cesarean)?

(Web Page; Thu May 26 17:08:00 CDT 2016)

C-section offers advantages in a few areas, primarily with some aspects of the recovery period after birth. Some practices used with vaginal birth, such as episiotomy, are associated with pelvic floor problems, but it’s wrong to co...

Description: What problems are more common with vaginal birth as compared to C-section (but have not been sorted out for women giving birth after previous cesarean)?

23. Does starting labor artificially (induction) affect the likelihood of scar rupture?

(Web Page; Thu May 26 17:08:00 CDT 2016)

The research findings here are mixed. The most recent major evidence report on this topic concluded that there is probably an increased risk of uterine rupture when labor is induced after 40 weeks, but not when labor is induced prior to ...

Description: Does starting labor artificially (induction) affect the likelihood of scar rupture?

24. What problems are more common with repeat C-section?

(Web Page; Thu May 26 17:08:00 CDT 2016)

Systematic reviews have found that repeat cesarean is worse than planned VBAC, for Physical problems for mothers. Compared with vaginal birth, C-section increases a woman's risk for a number of physical problems, ranging from less com...

Description: What problems are more common with repeat C-section?

25. Are there any situations where the risk of the scar rupturing is so high I shouldn’t try for VBAC?

(Web Page; Mon May 23 09:52:00 CDT 2016)

Almost all care providers, including those who usually encourage VBAC, would strongly recommend planned cesarean in the following situations because, on average, the scar will rupture in 8 to 12 out of every 100 women: Your uterine sc...

Description: Are there any situations where the risk of the scar rupturing is so high I shouldn’t try for VBAC?

26. Research and Evidence

(Web Page; Fri May 27 08:59:00 CDT 2016)

NOTE: For guiding decisions about care, Childbirth Connection gives priority to systematic reviews. These rigorous summaries of best available studies are the most trustworthy way to know the benefits and harms of specific practices. ...

Description: Understand the research and evidence behind repeat C-section compared with VBAC, including in-depth information on risks and benefits to you and your baby.

27. Are there practices or procedures used in VBAC that I should try to avoid?

(Web Page; Thu May 19 23:15:00 CDT 2016)

You should try to avoid the following practices because no research shows they are beneficial and, in fact, they can reduce the chance of vaginal birth, increase the risk of harm and/or increase discomfort. Internal monitoring of contra...

Description: Are there practices or procedures used in VBAC that I should try to avoid?

28. I've gotten the information, and I'm feeling torn. How can I decide?

(Web Page; Thu May 19 23:15:00 CDT 2016)

Pay attention to the feelings that arise as you consider these questions: If you decided on VBAC and it ended with another C-section, would you feel better for having tried or worse because you went through labor only to have another C-...

Description: I've gotten the information, and I'm feeling torn. How can I decide?

29. How does a planned C-section differ from an unplanned C-section?

(Web Page; Mon May 23 09:49:00 CDT 2016)

A planned C-section offers some advantages over an unplanned C-section that occurs during labor. For example, there is a lower risk of surgical injuries and of infections. Nonetheless, a planned cesarean still involves the risks associat...

Description: How does a planned C-section differ from an unplanned C-section?

30. Is it planning a VBAC or a repeat C-section safer for me and my babies in any future pregnancies?

(Web Page; Thu May 19 23:15:00 CDT 2016)

A VBAC in your current pregnancy is the much safer choice for any future pregnancies you may have. Each additional C-section increases the amount of internal scar tissue. Scar tissue makes it more and more difficult for the placenta that...

Description: Is it planning a VBAC or a repeat C-section safer for me and my babies in any future pregnancies?